Dubrovnik region

Dubrovnik is the destination world-known for its rich historical and cultural heritage, attracting many tourists each year. Many neighboring islands, like Lopud or Lokrum, are also worth visiting, and so are the Pelješac Peninsula and Konavle in the wider area. Ston, a town in Pelješac, is famous for its monumental walls, the second longest in the world after the Great Wall of China, and for its 14th-century salt works, the oldest in Europe, still functional today. Pelješac is also known for its grapes, grown on steep slopes facing the sea, which fills them with reflected sunshine (in addition to that from above), giving the wine an especially strong taste and extraordinary quality. Korčula, a town on the island of the same name, is famous as the birthplace of Marco Polo and for its sword dance Moreška, a tradition today preserved only there. The Mljet National Park on the island of Mljet is worth visiting for its two brackish lakes, the Great and the Small Lake, and preserved vegetation. Another interesting event is the Neretva Boat Marathon, taking place every August in the area between the towns of Metković and Ploče.

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